I have been having some trouble with my chickens flying over the fence lately and figured it would be just a matter of time until one flew in one of the two yards around us that have dogs. Well a dog got one of my girls today but IN OUR OWN YARD!!! It dug under the fence at the back and got one of the girls. I didn't even notice as I was in the house making a big pot of homemade spaghetti sauce when someone knocked on the front door. It was the neighbour saying one of her dogs was in our yard. We went out and the dog was chewing on my girl. She wasn't dead but couldn't move or make a sound. I couldn't kill her (I'm new to this and it just shook me up). The neighbour gave the chicken to her husband on the other side of the fence to put out of its misery. She kept apologizing and offering to pay for the chicken. I said not too worry about it but was just numb. I guess this was part of keeping chickens that I think about too much. I really don't think I could kill a chicken but don't know what do to if it happens again. My husband works out of town so is not here alot. I just needed to sound off. Poor girl.